Ludovic Kennedy. A proper liberal intellectual and campaigner.
Picasso: Breakfast. 1953.
The Freemasons' Tavern on Great Queen St - an early meeting place of the Political Economy Club.
adventures without the library
Humanists UK. A fantastic organization working for civilised attitudes to the non-religious. Proud to be a patron.
The British School at Athens is mainly the lead organization for British archaeology in Greece. I found my way onto the Investments, and later the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Bridge, and the Menagerie Club in particular. I learned to play when I was about eight. The mother of a school friend wanted to teach him and his brother. They needed a fourth.
I collect countries. My first was Canada in about 1979 when I visited my mother's sister, Gwen, and her husband. I went to the United States in 1983 while I was waiting to go to Oxford, and made it to Paris in the Easter vacation of my first year - not a very happy trip, as it turned out ...
Breakfast. One of my favourite things. I also like Picasso, of course.
Wine labels. There is nothing like a good win label, is there? There aren't many by Hockney but it is an underappreciated art form.
Dignity in Dying. I suppose I could wax philosophical about my support for this organization, but the clue is in the name.
I read for the Bar. I was called in 2004 but decided to stay at Balliol. Long story.
Have a go at Devon Bates' Jetblade next time you are in Barbados